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Moro Rock

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California 93262 USA

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Opens Mon 8a

“Climb the stairs to this gorgeous view”

Moro Rock is a granite dome rock formation (or Morro) in Sequoia National Park, California, USA. It is located in the center of the park, at the head of Moro Creek, between Giant Forest and Crescent Meadow. A stairway, designed by the National Park Service and built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is cut into and poured onto the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top. The view from the rock encompasses much of the Park, including the Great Western Divide. Use of this trail is discouraged during thunderstorms and when it is snowing. The road to Moro Rock is closed in winter, so visitors need to hike 2 miles to reach the viewpoint. The road is open in summer so the hike is shortened. The 1996 general plan for the park calls for the road to Moro to be closed, and replaced by a shuttle. As of June 2012, the road is open to general traffic only during weekdays; on weekends, the shuttle is running and the road is closed to general traffic. The west face of Moro Rock offers 1,000 vertical feet of cracks and knobs for rock climbing. However, climbing is prohibited during peregrine falcon nesting season

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Reviewed by
rbernardo

  • 2 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
September 26, 2014

What a steep and hard hike! But so worth the view in the end.

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Tatiana Danger

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August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

This is a very short hike from the road, but it is steep. Though quite accessible for inexperienced hikers and it provides an unbelievable view. Just be prepared that it's a lot of stairs.

1 person found this review helpful

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AnnaScottHackler

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August 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

LOVED Moro Rock! Made our trip to the Sequoias even better! Steep with a lot of steps but so worth it.

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sienaallen

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  • 0 Helpful
January 25, 2017
Rated 5.0

It's a short steep hike with lots of stairs, but it's definitely worth it! My mother and I ran up, soaked the views, and down in 20 minutes to catch the last shuttle so we didnt have to walk back

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Moro Rock

Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California
93262 USA

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